Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe and Gift Labels

  • Author: Louise
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 loaf


Delicious banana bread, for every day or for a homemade gift.


  • 125g butter or margarine (4 oz.)
  • 1 cup castor sugar (white or brown sugar is okay though)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 large bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 180°c (350°f).
  2. Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs one at a time and beat well..
  3. Add bananas and vanilla and fold in dry ingredients.
  4. Bake in a greased loaf tin for 45 minutes.
  5. Glaze (optional):
  6. Mix 3 teaspoons icing sugar with 1 teaspoon water (add more icing sugar if it is too watery)
  7. Drizzle over banana bread to give it that extra touch.


Variation: Grate an apple or pear or some carrot as well and put in the mixture.